Historical Photos of Landwehrkanal, Berlin Kreuzberg / Tiergarten

One of Berlin’s most important water roads, the Landwehrkanal just turned 165. A good reason to compile a few historical photos of the canal.

Historical Photo of Potsdam Bridge in Berlin Tiergarten

The “Potsdam Bridge” (Potsdamer Brücke) over Landwehrkanal in Berlin Tiergarten, crossing Schöneberger Ufer and Reichpietschufer, 1898 – Photo by Waldemar Titzenthaler (1869-1937) – Berliner Leben, 1. Jahrgang, Heft 11. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Historical Photo Berlin Tiergarten Hercules bridge

Herkulesbrücke (“Hercules bridge”) near Lützowplatz crossing Landwehrkanal in Schöneberger Vorstadt, Berlin (now in Tiergarten district), ca. 1900 – Photo by Waldemar Titzenthaler – Landesinstitut für Schule und Medien Berlin-BrandenburgScanned from Janos Frecot “Helmut Geisert: Berlin in frühen Photographien 1857–1913. Schirmer/Mosel, Munich 1984. ISBN 3-88814-984-3. – Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Historical Photo Berlin Kreuzberg Moeckernbruecke Landwehrkanal Hochbahn

Landwehrkanal and Hochbahn (high line U-Bahn) near Moeckernbruecke, Berlin Kreuzberg, 1928 –  “Landesarchiv Baden-Wuerttemberg Staatsarchiv Freiburg W 134 Nr. 000614 Bild 1 (5-94930-1)” by Willy Pragher – Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 Landwehrkanal Hallesches Tor Berlin Kreuzberg

“Hallesches Tor, 1901” by Waldemar Titzenthaler – Scan from: Nick Gay, Berlin Then & Now, San Diego 2005, p.114. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Basically everything has changed around here – the only details I recognize is the actual train station.

Historical Postcard: Berlin Kreuzberg U-Bahn and Train Bridge Landwehrkanal

Prussian T3 train on railway bridge over the Landwehrkanal in Berlin Kreuzberg, near today’s “Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin” – Historical Postcard “Berlin Bruecke Landwehrkanal Hoch und Anhalter Bahn” by Unknown – Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Historical Photo: Berlin Kreuzberg Bridge at Görlitzer Park - Lohmühle Ufer

Train Bridge at Görlitzer Park / Lohmühle Ufer in Berlin Kreuzberg – 1869 – Photo by Hermann Rückwardt – scan. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

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